Photo of Nagpur Indigo staff manually cooling brakes of airbus goes viral


    Radhika Dhawad | Sep 9, 2019 14:10

    A Twitter user by the name Gaurav Pradhan posted a picture on his twitter handle of several Indigo employees manually cooling the disc brakes of what appears to be an Indigo airbus 320. Pradhan on Sunday wrote, “Brakes cooling, airbus320 without cooling fan at NAGPUR.”

    Twitter Gaurav Pradhan posted a picture of Indigo employees at Nagpur airport manually cooling the disc brakes of what appears to be an Indigo airbus 320.
    Image posted by twitter user Gaurav Pradhan

    However, refuting Gaurav’s claims, Mrunalini Gholwe from Nagpur, who’s currently a pilot, said that the above photo might not be of Nagpur airport. Instead, it could be of Maharana Pratap Airport at Udaipur as per WhatsApp forwards.” 

    When we spoke a pilot from Nagpur, he said, “This practice is sometimes carried out when the cooling fan or the break-fan of the disc brakes in the wheels become non-operational. The fans of the disc brakes have a very high temperature. Unless the cooling is done the airbus can’t take off or land. Hence to maintain a particular temperature, cooling is very important.”

    However, netizens were quick to react. Check out the reply of some Twitter users below:

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